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Application Owner (Finance)

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

About us:

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we’re looking for:

You will be responsible for transforming our finance platforms within our Application Development & Maintenance (AD&M) Team – our build and run team for our Technology Solutions in technology Services.

Who you’ll be working with:

As an Application Owner within Technology Services, you will work in a complex technology and culturally diverse organisation, you will help rationalise our current financial applications estate to deliver our go-forward platform.

As a company, Direct Line Group knows that technology makes a difference to our customers. We use it to disrupt and transform the insurance market, and we continue to adopt and create new ways of using technology to make things simpler and provide a rich customer experience.

We have, and continue to, invest millions into technology and you will help drive our collective ambition and deliver innovative technology services that continue to make Direct Line Group a leader in the insurance market.

What you’ll be doing:

Using your Oracle ERP skills, financial acumen and your interpersonal skills, to build and shape the strategy to deliver high-end solutions; covering General Ledger, Consolidation, Master Data, reconciliations, tax, planning, reporting and Finance data stores for our Finance division, enabling:

  • Automation and engineering to enable Straight through processing
  • Automation of adjustments and traceability of data
  • Improve our standardised processes and build out our reporting capabilities to meet new regulatory and internal requirements
  • Increase data quality and integrity through automation and standardisation


  • Strong and broad technical background with specific experience in: Oracle ERP, Informatica Powercentre 10.2 and Redwood.
  • Strong experience in data management, processing management and financial management.
  • Excellent communication, planning, stakeholder management and risk management skills.

What we’ll give you:

Come join us and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business, with autonomy and exposure to industry leaders on huge household brand names. We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge.

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.